Chana dal | How to make Chana dal

By Bindiya Sharma  |  16th Jul 2015  |  
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About Chana dal Recipe

Chana dal is the best dal for diabetics because of its low glycemic index, simply means it can never cause your sugar levels to spike up!

Chana dal

Ingredients to make Chana dal

  • 100g chana dal or chickpea lentils or Bengal gram
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida(heeng)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped

How to make Chana dal

  1. Soak chana dal in water for 2 hours.Wash it and take it out from the water.Now tranfer the chana dal in a pressure cooker.Add 1/2 tablespoon of salt and 1 cup of water.
  2. Heat pressure cooker on medium flame and after one whistle,lower the flame and cook for 7-8 minutes and then switch off the burner(total of 5-6 whistles).
  3. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a deep pan and add cumin seeds and onions.Saute until golden brown.
  4. Grind tomatoes and green chillies to make a thick paste.Add ginger- garlic paste in the pan and then add tomato paste.
  5. Stir for 2-4 minutes.Now add salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,garam masala and hing.Mix well.
  6. Now remove the lid of the cooker and transfer chana dal to the pan.Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve with chappatis or rice.

Reviews for Chana dal (6)

Suman Dutta10 months ago

Superb taste. Thank you for your recipe.

Mandira Chowdhury2 years ago


Manjary Ankul Baria2 years ago

Looks awesome

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